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Hello everyone! So glad to be able to step up and help keep this community going in 2015 and beyond. I've gotten so much out of this community over the years, and I hope y'all will, too...

So back in August of this year, [profile] everlasting_dream and I got talking about the little template I post each month with my word count info. That expanded into me kind of explaining about the spreadsheet I created to use back in 2010. I've been slowing adjusting the columns on the spreadsheet each year, refining and finetuning the whole thing. I think my 2015 version may well be my final version, but I thought that about the 2014 version, so... LOL!

Anyway, the discussion ended up with me agreeing to share my spreadsheet and my process with y'all, in case you want to do something similar to track your writing throughout the year.

So I have an example from this month's tab in the spreadsheet to give you an idea of what I do. The only thing different in the 2015 version is that there's an additional column between Twitter and Notes that will give a total count for each day. Otherwise, the whole spreadsheet is the same as 2014.

Click to see the example page & explanation )

I hope that's made sense to everyone. If not, let me know and I'll try to make it easierto understand. And if you want to use either the spreadsheet orthe template, feel free.

And yes, this post will count toward today's word count totals.
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Spring is here (soon)! I hope this month is productive for you~
I found these two things that seem pretty cool:

1) 60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers
I haven't checked out many of these sites, but I figured if there's even one thing we can take from this, it's worth sharing :)

2) 30 Sci-fi Writing Prompts
Sci-fi is my genre and I happened upon this, so if this is your genre too, I hope it helps ^^

And of course, congratulations to [personal profile] ariestess and [livejournal.com profile] sharp2799 on completing their goals consistently for two months straight! :D/

WriterPledgeProgress
[personal profile] ariestess
1,000 words/day--/31,000 words
[livejournal.com profile] chamilet100 words/day--/3,100 words
[personal profile] emmalynrose10,000 words/month--/10,000 words
[personal profile] everlasting_dream1,000 words/month--/1,000 words
[livejournal.com profile] isdon_isgood910,000 words/month--/10,000 words
[personal profile] lferion100 words/day--/3,100 words
[livejournal.com profile] mareel100 words/day--/3,100 words
[livejournal.com profile] sharp27991,000/month--/1,000 words

~ Just a quick reminder to post here at the end of each week (or at the end of the month) with your word count :)
~ Also, you are signing up for 31 days' worth of writing, so if you happen to start in the middle of the month, please adjust your goals accordingly:)
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...or so I'd like to call them. As we're about to start a new month, I'd like to pass along two things that members have shared with me.

[livejournal.com profile] twasadark came across this "Don't Break the Chain" Calendar, where you can mark off each day with a giant X when you've written new material. The goal is to not 'break the chain,' and see the beautiful trail of X's for your month and year. The beauty is that you can start on any day of the year.

[livejournal.com profile] writen0w shared these spreadsheets where you can track your writing daily, so it's something where you can see your accomplishments as your word count piles up for the week :)

Some of you may already be using these methods, but hopefully it's helpful all the same :)
Have a beautiful weekend!

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